What's up at the opera
The magic on the mountain at Inspiration Point continues as Opera in the Ozarks presents this year's repertoire: La Boheme by Puccini, Mozart's The Magic Flute, and A Little Night Music by Sondheim. The four-week season runs through July 20.
The outdoor venue of Inspiration Point (US 62W, 5 miles west of Eureka Springs) lends itself to an intimate look at each of these acclaimed operas -- an opportunity seldom experienced. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. for all shows. Tickets ($20 and $25) may be purchased online at www.opera.org or by phone at (479) 253-8595.
Gallery Association rocks July
The association's galleries have joined the feeling of Independence Day and the uniqueness of a new event, Fleur Delicious, and woven them into a theme of Freedom to Create. This freedom will be evident during the Gallery Stroll on July 14.
Eureka Thyme proudly hosts Melanie Myhre and her interesting photography. Melanie utilizes many skills and years of experience to bring us the vision she has perfected in her offerings to us. Meet Melanie from 1 -- 4 p.m. and again from 6 -- 9 p.m. 19 Spring Street, 363-9600.
Great American Landscape by Jody Stephenson
Studio 62: Father/Daughter Dual show "The Great American Series" (Oil Paintings by Jody Stephenson) and "The Vanishing American Farm" (Watercolors by R.W. Stephenson). R.W. Stephenson, a native Kansan, captures nostalgic glimpses of his youth in colorful watercolors of family farms, prairie scenes, windmills, and less-traveled roads. Jody Stephenson's "Great American Series" are large-scale oils exploring the design possibilities and philosophical quandaries of the American flag. 355 W. Van Buren, 363-9209.
Barbara Kennedy Studio: Creativity flows freely at Barbara Kennedy's working studio. Come see where the art is made! 266 Main Street, 253-6652.
Zarks Fine Design Gallery introduces local silversmith Lyla O. Allison's custom sterling silver jewelry collections. Allison will be honored with a show and reception on Saturday, July 14. Everyone is invited to watch her work and enjoy hors d' oeuvres complimenting the "Fleur Delicious" celebration in Eureka Springs. The evening will conclude with a drawing for a $100 gift certificate from her collection. Also introduced will be her new line of custom sterling silver rings, first of a series designed for 2012. A teacher for the Eureka Springs School of the Arts, Lyla is happy to share her tips and tricks while she demonstrates in the gallery from 2 -- 4 and 6 -- 8 p.m. 67 Spring Street. 253-2626.
The Prospect Gallery invites you to celebrate Eureka Springs' freely creative artists. Every artist and author represented at The Prospect lives within ten miles of the gallery, and each demonstrates a completely different creative freedom to delight and amuse. 42 Prospect. 253-5012.
Fantasy and Stone: Fantasy & Stone Gallery expresses freedom to create with one of a kind hand sculpted polymer clay fairies and whimsical figures by Mary West, Beth Thomas, Christine Ruggle, Forest Rogers, Suzitoo and Marilyn Huston. 229 N. Main, 253-5891.
Book signing at ES Kerusso
Kerusso Christian Outlet of Eureka Springs will host a book signing for Doug Reed, Pastor of Thorncrown Chapel, on Saturday, July 14 from 11 a.m. -- 1 p.m. at the Kerusso Christian Outlet Store, 105 Passion Play Road.
Doug has been Thorncrown's pastor for 28 years and editor of the Thorncrown Journal for 20 years. "When I first came to Thorncrown in 1984, I believed it was the beginning of my ministry, but really it was the beginning of my journey into God's grace," stated Reed. "Writing God is a Gift was my way of telling that tale."
For more information, phone (479) 253-2603.
Music every Friday - come and play
Hootenanny every Friday from 7 -- 9 p.m. Enjoy great food and music-- a Carroll County tradition at the 302 in the Grand View Hotel on the Berryville Square.
Ozarts is looking for musicians to perform in the Grand View Ballroom on Thursday nights, Saturdays and Sundays. This is a chance to play. No pay, but musicians may put up a tip jar and Ozarts will help you promote your event. Musicians are welcome to videotape their music and Ozarts will add original music videos to our website and YouTube to help you promote your band or act. Check it out at (870) 654-3952 or www.Ozarts.org.
Due to illness requiring hospitalization, Madelyn Raska will not be in ARTifacts for Saturday's Gallery Walk. Her visit will be rescheduled and announced at a later date.
You can still stop by the gallery this Saturday and enjoy lovely new works by Denise Ryan, our most recent addition. 37 Spring Street. 363-6660.
Denise Ryan at ESSA
On July 30 Denise Ryan begins a four-day Acrylic Workshop at ESSA. Her studio workshop is open to all levels and will introduce students to three basic techniques of acrylic painting: realism, abstraction, and painting with a knife.
The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m. at the ESSA campus; tuition is $220.
Ryan has a Master's degree in Fine Art with a major in Painting and a minor in Art History. She has been painting for forty years and loves to share what she has learned. Her original paintings can be seen at the newly- opened Norberta Phillbrook Gallery in downtown Bentonville. See www.deniseryanart.com.
For more info or to register for this workshop call 253-5384 or visit www.ESSA-art.org.
Womack at the Iris at the Basin
Iris at the Basin Park is pleased to feature one of the area's most recognized artists, D. G. Womack during this Saturday's Galley Stroll. Her unique style, dubbed 'three-dimensional Impressionism', has intrigued gallery patrons for years. She has been honored as the "People's Choice" award winner at the Eureka Springs Invitational Art Show the past three years. D. G. will be in the gallery to greet visitors from 1 -- 4 and 6 -- 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 14. Stop in and find out more about her creative process.
Dickie and Johnson accepted
for Regional Exhibition
Eureka Springs artists Carol Dickie and Betty Johnson who show at Eureka Thyme have had paintings accepted into the 18th Annual Regional Art Exhibition at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. the exhibit will be shown from August 2 -- 30. A special reception will be held August 11, 1 -- 3 p.m.
Carol is known for her landscape depictions in which she uses whatever it takes to get the effect she's after: watercolor, casein, acrylic, pastel and/or charcoal.
Betty's dog portraits and sense of humor are her trademarks, as attested by her painting "BrunHildaPug" which will be shown at the Artists of Northwest Arkansas Show. See it and Carol's two paintings, "Stormy Day" and "The Last Stand" when you attend this well-respected show throughout the month of August.
"Almost famous" tamale dinner,
sanctioned Bingo -- and fireworks!
Get set for a fun-filled family evening of great food and games on July 28! Festival volunteers at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 614 S. Main in Berryville, will be serving up their authentic "Almost Famous" Tamale Dinner from 4:30 -- 8:30 p.m. There's a choice of red or green homemade tamales with rice, beans, dessert and drink. Price for dinner is $6 to $9.
After dinner, enjoy The Little Train, bouncy houses, live music, folkloric dance, a state-licensed cash Bingo and raffle, and a host of other child and adult games.
If you missed having them on July 4, there will also be fireworks at dark! Tickets for dinner are available in advance or at the Festival. The 1st place cash prize for the raffle is $2000. Tickets are $1 and purchasers must be 18 or older to play. For more information or to buy tickets, please contact the church at (870) 423-3927 or visit on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SaintAnneCatholicChurch.
Frost show goes east
Eureka Springs resident Adrian Frost is exhibiting sculpture and painting in a two person show entitled "Veterans" At #330 1717 Troutman St. in New York. Show runs July I4 -- Aug 14. For info call 845-247-0026.
First call for art entries
The Holiday Island Art Guild is pleased to announce its 24th Annual Art Show and Sale to be held Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31 -- Sept. 2 at the Barn on Holiday Island.
The judge this year will be Judy Maurer of Springdale, a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Artists of Northwest Arkansas and a member of the Plein Air Painters of the Ozarks.
Cash prizes will be awarded. Please contact Joan Hirnisey (253-6285) or Barbara Robinson (253-1839) (email firstname.lastname@example.org) for an entry form or more information. Entries are due on August 24 at the Barn on Holiday Island.
First call for crafters
The Fall Craft Show in Pine Mountain Village will be November 3. It will be one of the main events for the Fall Festival sponsored by the CAPC and will be advertised along with the other events.
If you would like to rent a booth, please contact Gayle Voiles at (479) 244-6907 or pick up an application at Village Gifts in Pine Mountain Village (next door to the Chamber of Commerce).
Visitors to Eureka Springs love to find gifts that are hand-crafted in the Ozarks. All crafts must be hand-crafted.
Spaces are 12 ft. by 12 ft. Booth rental is $35 for non-electric and $40 with electricity.
Community writing program begins July 21 The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow will launch its Community Writing Program on Saturday, July 21 at 10 a.m. with a reception at the Colony. Alison Taylor-Brown will present the program and discuss how it can support both established and beginning writers. Information will be collected on the type of projects and genres that are of interest to local writers. Refreshments will be served.
From 1 -- 4 p.m., Taylor-Brown will speak individually or in small groups with anyone about their projects or writing goals.
Both sessions are free and open to area residents and visitors over 12 years. For more information contact Taylor-Brown at (479) 970-0090 or email@example.com.
Arts Council deadline July 20The Arkansas Art Council is seeking submissions for the 26th annual 2013 Small Works on Paper exhibition. The accepted artwork will be featured in a year-long exhibition that travels to 10 Arkansas communities. Deadline for entries is July 20, 2012. Entry forms are available online at www.arkansasarts.org or by calling (501) 324-9766.
Download audiobooks, eBooksThe Carroll County Library System now has eBooks and audiobooks available to download from your library's website. Library card holders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting berryvillelibrary.org or eurekalibrary.org. Click on Library2Go! to get started.
For help call the Eureka Springs (479) 253-8754 public library. This service is free for patrons with library card.
Opera in the Ozarks performers available Orchestra musicians are ready to perform during daytime events in Eureka Springs and the surrounding area. They can play Gershwin to Vivaldi for your customers and create an atmosphere that will please our tourists and townspeople. Call (479) 253-8595 to arrange a soloist or small ensemble for your events between June 23 -- July 20. Musicians are scheduled already for evenings.
Old Fashioned Ice Cream SocialThe community is invited to an old fashioned ice cream social at the Holiday Island Presbyterian Church at the corner of Stateline and Walnut Roads in Holiday Island.
Be there Sunday, July 15, for some good, old-fashioned fun for the whole family from 2 -- 4 p.m. A freewill offering can be given if you like. The proceeds will go to the local Meals on Wheels program.
Now Showing! Art + Film July 15: Larry Mansker is the featured artist and the film is An American in Paris in support of the Fleur Delicious Festival -- a French-flavored weekend in Eureka Springs.
Events start at dusk in Basin Park with "Cigarette Snack Girls" from Fine Art of Romance in full costume serving concessions from Peace Love and Cheesecake. A percentage of the proceeds from the concessions are donated to ESDN for future programming.